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Classic Peanut Brittle

Classic Peanut Brittle

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  • Author: Nicole Nared-Washington
  • Total Time: 85 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 1x


Peanut Brittle is a classic holiday candy made with slow-roasted peanuts harden in caramelized sugar. This candy is perfect for holiday gift-giving.


  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. light corn syrup
  • 1/4 c. water
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 c. dry roasted lightly salted peanuts
  • 2 tbsp. Unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp. Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking soda


  1. Prepare a baking sheet by spraying with baking spray or grease with butter. In a medium saucepan, add the sugar, corn syrup, salt, and water and turn to medium heat.
  2. Begin to stir as the sugar dissolves and bubbles. Wet a pastry brush to brush the sugar crystals on the side of the pan throughout the process. Once the temperature on the candy thermometer reaches 250 Degrees, add the salted peanuts and stir once more and allow to boil. Once your mixture begins to turn a golden brown color, and the candy thermometer reaches 350 Degrees, immediately remove from the heat and immediately add the butter, vanilla extract, and baking soda and stir. The mixture will bubble slightly.
  3. Once the ingredients are well mixed, pour onto the greased baking sheet. Use a fork to thin out the brittle and allow it to sit for an hour, and the brittle will harden.
  4. After the hour, break the brittle and place it in an airtight container, and store it for up to two months.


Have your ingredients already prepared to make this process easy to make.

  • Prep Time: 65 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Candy
  • Method: Boil
  • Cuisine: Dessert